Fox class - Year 3 - Miss Chapman

In Literacy this term, we learnt about and wrote our own mystery story. We were all very good at using ellipsis to add suspense to our stories … We then looked at non-chronological reports and learnt about different charities and what information about those charities had been presented. We wrote our own non-chronological report on Save the Children as we have recently participated in ‘Christmas jumper day’ which is an event organised by this charity.

As part of our topic work, the children have been learning about the Victorian period. We all particularly enjoyed our trip to Clacton where we found lots of buildings that were built during the Victorian period. Whilst doing this, the children were also able to practice their geography skills and map work as they had to plot the different buildings on a map of Clacton.

In science we have been learning about electricity. The children made lots of different circuits and conducted an experiment to see which items are insulators and which are conductors. We linked this to our Design and Technology lessons as the children made a game board that needed a working circuit for the game to be played. Lots of fun was had making these and playing each other’s games!

In maths, the children have continued to play Times Tables Rockstars weekly to help improve their skills- a big Well Done to all the children who have received certificates this half term for moving up levels! We started the half term continuing with addition and subtraction and finished with multiplication and division.

In PSHE, the children have been discussing how we can keep ourselves safe as well as exploring emotions by using our Zones of Emotions display to discuss our feelings. We have also been demonstrating our understanding of different beliefs in R.E through places of worship and will continue next half term by looking at religious texts.